Prenatal chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to relieve pain and discomfort during pregnancy. It can also help improve your overall health and well-being. Hughes Chiropractic and Massage in Renton, WA, is specially trained in providing chiropractic care to pregnant women. Here are some frequently asked questions about prenatal chiropractic care:
What Are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy?
The benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
- Relief from back, neck, and joint pain
- Increased energy levels
- Improved circulation
- Reduced stress levels
- Enhanced immune system function
How Safe Is Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy?
Chiropractic care is a safe and gentle way to treat pain and discomfort during pregnancy. Our chiropractor will use gentle, low-force adjustments to realign your spine and joints. There is no need for heat, cold or electrical stimulation during chiropractic treatments.
What Can I Expect from My First Chiropractic Visit?
During your first visit, our chiropractor will take a thorough medical history and perform a physical examination. Prenatal care may also involve chiropractic tests and MRIs. Once your chiropractic examination is complete, our chiropractor will develop a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs.
What Types of Techniques Will be Used?
A chiropractic adjustment is a primary technique used during chiropractic care. During an adjustment, our chiropractor will use their hands to apply a special force to your joints. This force can be applied in various ways, depending on your individual needs.
Other techniques that your prenatal chiropractor may use include:
- Soft tissue therapy: Pregnancy care chiropractic frequently uses gentle tissue therapy to release muscle tension and spasm.
- Trigger point therapy: This involves applying pressure to specific points in the muscles to relieve pain.
- Rehabilitative exercises: These exercises help strengthen and stabilize the muscles and joints.
How Often Will I Need Prenatal Chiropractic Care?
Pregnancy care is typically provided every week. However, the frequency of your chiropractic visits may increase or decrease based on your individual needs.
How Long Will My Chiropractic Treatment Last?
Your chiropractic care will continue until you have given birth. Prenatal care typically lasts between 10 and 12 weeks. However, some women may need chiropractic care for an extended period.
Are There Any Risks Associated with Prenatal Chiropractic Care?
Prenatal chiropractic care is generally safe. However, some risks are involved with any medical treatment. The most common side effect of chiropractic care is temporary soreness or tenderness in the treated area.
Book an Appointment with Our Renton Chiropractor
To learn more about how chiropractic care can benefit you during pregnancy, we invite you to our Hughes Chiropractic and Massage clinic in Renton, WA. Our chiropractor is passionate about helping women enjoy a healthy and comfortable pregnancy.
We provide various chiropractic services, including acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and massage therapy. Contact us at (425) 271-4543 to book an appointment!